Board of Directors

Bradley Brownlow is a partner at Holland and Knight, LLP in San Francisco. Mr. Brownlow is a 2001 graduate of Vermont Law School and specializes in environmental and land use law.

Fernando Gaytan is a Senior Attorney with the Housing Unit and a member of the Impact Litigation team at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Mr. Gaytan focuses his work on affirmative housing litigation, primarily affordable housing preservation, fair housing and habitability. Mr. Gaytan received his JD from the University of Southern California School of Law.

Norma Ming, PhD is a learning scientist and educational technology thought leader who works at the intersection of research and development, policy, and practice. A former high school and university educator, she is now Supervisor of Research in the San Francisco Unified School District’s Research, Planning, and Accountability department, where she coordinates results-oriented research to help the district implement its strategic plan.

Daniel Stringer completed his Ph.D. in the Learning Sciences and Technology Design program at Stanford University.  His research examines the impact of new digital technologies on youth development and learning.

John Uselman has 20 years of experience in financial operations, with a specialty in government funding.   He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at Golden Gate University.

Lisa Holder is a trial attorney and legal scholar, whose career in criminal law began in Los Angeles in 2000.  She is an active participant in the legal community, and a member of associations.  Ms. Holder focuses her work on cases involving employment discrimination, police misconduct, and international human rights abuses. She obtained her degree from the New York University School of Law in 2000, and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1994.  Ms. Holder joined the Child Care Law Center Board of Directors in 2015.

Moony Tong is a Financial Services Manager with the County of San Mateo. He has served in financial management roles in health and human services agencies including as Controller for Wu Yee Children’s Services and as Director of Finance and Operations with Donaldina Cameron House in San Francisco. Moony received his Masters in Public Administration from San Francisco State University. Mr. Tong joined the Child Care Law Center Board of Directors in 2015.

Mary  Gutierrez is the Early Care and Education Campaign Director for SEIU California, which serves as the political and legislative arm for over 700,000 California workers. In her capacity, Ms. Gutierrez is responsible for leading the work that strives to meet the unions’ vision of a strong early care and education system.  One that works for our children, parents and the early care and education workforce. Ms. Gutierrez joined the Child Care Law Center Board of Directors in 2016.

Roberto Viramontes previously served as the Children’s Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. Prior to that, he served as a Policy Analyst for First 5 LA, focusing on early childhood education. He also served as Vice President of Education Policy for First Focus where he monitored legislation development as it relates to K–12 education, advocating for education policy that promotes educational equity for the students that face significant barriers to learning and academic achievement. Aside from policy work, Mr. Viramontes has also dedicated a portion of his career to helping high school students as a social science teacher for Green Dot Public Schools. Mr. Viramontes earned his BA in History from California State University Fullerton, his MA in Education and teaching credential from Loyola Marymount University, his MPP from the University of Southern California, and his Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University – Public Policy Institute.

Natasha Saggar Sheth is a Litigation Associate at Nossaman LLP in San Francisco, with a background in civil litigation, policy reform, and legal editing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and History from the University of California Los Angeles, and received her JD from the University of California Hastings College of Law. Ms. Saggar Sheth joined the Child Care Law Center Board of Directors in 2017.

Samuel Levine is a Senior Associate at Gilead Sciences. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Political Science at the University of Washington, and received his JD from Santa Clara University. Mr. Levine joined the Child Care Law Center Board of Directors in 2017.

Rachel Boyce is an Attorney at Holland & Knight, LLP in San Francisco where she focuses her practice on environmental law, land use and real estate matters. Rachel’s background is in agricultural policy, property rights and public defense. She also holds a Master of Laws from the University of California, Berkeley, a Masters and Bachelors in Science in International Relations from University of the West Indies and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London. Ms. Boyce joined the Child Care Law Center Board of Directors in 2018.

Paula Mathis has over 20 years of experience as an advocate for early childhood development and education. A volunteer since 1995, she has been an active leader and board member for numerous child development programs in Orange County. She holds a BA from UC Davis and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of California San Francisco. Ms. Mathis joined the Child Care Law Center Board of Directors in 2018.